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27th February 2016, 11:34 PM
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What is the difference between CAT, MAT, XAT and other examinations for MBA?


I am appearing graduation last year so can i fill cat examination form and i want to know what difference cat,mat,xat and other examination for mba.? Can you please give me the complete details on the same? It will be really helpful for me.




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28th February 2016, 12:41 PM
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There is no major difference for all these exams. Main difference is that Most of MBA colleges accepting CAT score for MBA admission. Many other colleges are also accepting XAT as well as MAT score for MBA admission.

CAT : Common Admission Test
XAT : Xavier Aptitude Test
MAT : Management Aptitude Test

Eligibility For CAT/MAT/XAT
You must have passed bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

Exam Syllabus
- Maths
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Reasoning
- English
- Data Interpretation
- Verbal & Logical Ability




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28th February 2016, 02:58 PM
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CAT, MAT & XAT are some of the major entrance exams conducted for the admission in MBA course. All Entrance exams are mainly conducted for admission in the top management college in India.
All entrance exams have their own value and importance.There are some college whose admission criteria is Good score in Mat, while some college takes students through XAT, CAT or any other entrance exams.

The eligibility for any entrance exam conducted for Management course are :

1- Minimum 45% marks in graduations courses.
2- Age relaxation for the SC/SC Candidates is of five years.
3- Good communications skills.
4- For general students the percentage requires is 50% in graduations or its equivalents

Basic difference in entrances exams conducted for MBA course are :

CAT - Common Admission Test by IIMs.
XAT - MBA Entrance Test by XLRI Jamshedpur.
JMET - Joint Management Entrance Test by IITs.
SNAP - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP).
ATMA - AIMS Test for Management Admission.
MAHCET-Test for admission in Maharastra College
IGNOU OPENMAT - Indira Gandhi National Open University Management Admission Test of admission in Open universities.




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28th February 2016, 03:29 PM
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Different entrance exams are conducted for admission in different institutes. For example if you want to pursue Master of Business Administration from top reputed institute of India called Indian Institute of Management, you must appear for Common Admission Test.

*CAT is conducted by IIM and a candidate must have 50% aggregate marks to apply for this exam.

*Similarly for admission in Xavier Management institutes, you can apply for Xavier's Aptitude test.

*MAT is Management Aptitude test, conducted by AIMA four times every year for admission in different management business schools all over India.

You can apply for all entrance exams in final year of bachelor's degree.
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28th February 2016, 06:48 PM
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I am appearing graduation last year so can i fill cat examination form and i want to know what difference cat,mat,xat and other examination for mba.? Can you please give me the complete details on the same? It will be really helpful for me.
CAT, MAT, XAT are entrance exams that are conducted by different bodies for getting admission to MBA programmes in particular institutes.

CAT
CAT stands for Common Admission Test conducted jointly by IIMs all over India.
You must have passed your Graduation with at least 50% marks to appear for this exam.
5% Relaxation in marks is provided to SC/ST Candidates.
There is no Age Limit.
There is no limitation of chances. You can appear any number of times.
This exam is conducted for admission to top A-grade business schools of India.

MAT
MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test that is conducted by AIMA.
This exam is conducted for four times in a year i.e. Feb,May,Sep,Dec.
The difficulty level of MAT is lower than CAT Exam, so an average student could easily score more than 80 percentile in MAT Exam.
So, the students who score above 95 percentile in this exam et admission to top B-grade business schools of India.
The test pattern is almost similar to CAT Exam.
In addition, General Awareness section is included in the paper which is not considered while framing percentile score.

XAT
XAT on the other hand is conducted for admission to XLRI, Jamshedpur.
XAT stands for Xavier Aptitude Test.
After qualifying this exam, you can get admission in XLRI, as well as some other colleges that accept XAT scores.
Recently, results of XAT were declared on 27th January 2016.
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28th February 2016, 10:09 PM
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CAT,MAT,XAT these are all three different examinations for the entry in to the MBA course of study and this is the Post graduate degree course of study and you can get entry in to this course after the completion of the Graduate degree course.

CAT is the common admission Test conducted by the IIM and in order to get seat in the IIM you can appear for the CAT examination and this is the computer based test and it is clear that IIM,IIT and IIS will use this CAT scores.

MAT is the Management Aptitude Test which is conducted for the entry in to the B-schools and through the scores in the MAT examination you can get entry in to the B-schools.This test is available in both the paper based and computer based test.

XAT is the Xavier Aptitude Test which is conducted for the admission in to the Xavier institute and Goa Institute of Management studies,through this XAT you can get entry in to these two institutes only and this is the paper based test

These are the three types of examinations which are conducted for the entry in to the MBA program
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I am a defence person completing my first service phase in 2022. On later I want to join a managerial job , for the same I have wish to pursue higher education from any prestigious B- School. Will it be better for me or not, if yes_ how should I start my preparation?
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